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Clyde Morgan

Member since: 2007
Speaks English

Glacier National Park Wilderness Retreat (Mountain Cleft)

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Glacier Park - Mountain Cleft Retreat

Houses, 9 Bedrooms + Lofts + Den, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 12-28).

Mountain Cleft Retreat, next door to Glacier National Park, is the perfect choice for your next 'escape the world' getaway. This secluded wilderness refuge is a quiet and lovely European style house set in the magnificent Montana mountain wilderness. A charming twenty-acre paradise, it is located just one mile from the wild and scenic Flathead River where the North Fork and Middle Fork converge, a popular spot to fish, whitewater raft, kayak, or canoe. Retreat accommodates up to 28 when the Alpine House, this listing, is combined with the Alpine Cottage, listing 451633, and the Glacier Chalet, listing 451634, on this same property. (See property diagram in photo section, next-to-last photo). Check with owner for availability of Alpine House.

The retreat is just eight miles from the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park. Breathtaking mountain views, wilderness solitude, abundant wildlife, herb and flower gardens, forests and meadows, combined with private, beautiful accommodations and every comfort to make you feel relaxed, revitalized, and pampered.

The retreat's secluded alpine wilderness location, bordering Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park, affords frequent opportunities to observe wildlife. Bear, moose, and deer are frequent visitors here, so be sure to bring your camera!

The Alpine House is one of 3 units onsite. The Alpine House has a sleeping capacity of 16. As indicated above, when combined with the Alpine Cottage and Glacier Chalet, the retreat can sleep 28 or more. Whether you are a family on vacation, or a larger group such as a family reunion or other special occasion, Mountain Cleft Retreat can serve your needs.

Bedrooms include a king, queens, and bunk beds, as well as sofa beds. Private bedrooms have beautifully hand-painted wall art, down comforters, and decorator linens. The den has a gas log fireplace, a large sheepskin rug, comfortable fireplace chairs, and two couches. The den exits to a beautiful private garden with grill, and umbrella table and chairs for relaxation and eating.

A fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities are available for guest use. We also provide high-speed wireless Internet.

Upon entering the Alpine House, stairs and an arched doorway transport you to the spacious, romantic Old World style king bedroom suite with down comforter, bedroom library, and reading chair. The handsome corner wardrobe provides a place for clothing, and windows on both sides of the room look out onto the surrounding Montana woods. This room has an elegant private bathroom with 2-person whirlpool tub.

A few steps up from this bedroom is the Great Room with cathedral ceiling, living room with overstuffed red velvet furniture, a two story stone fireplace with a gas log fire, and a full bathroom. A balcony off the Great room overlooks the front flower gardens. Graceful arched doorways, stained glass windows, hand painted wall art, tapestry rugs, an iron chandelier, and skylights makes this room a breathtaking hideaway.

Stairs up from the Great Room take you to an upper loft, a combination library/bedroom/business center, with a queen sofa bed, desk, skylights, and windows overlooking spectacular mountain, forest, and meadow views.

Washers and dryers are available in the retreat for guests to use as needed.

Keywords: House/Retreat

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Clyde Morgan (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English

About Clyde Morgan

Melissa and I (Clyde) take pleasure in providing a wilderness retreat where people can unwind, enjoy nature, and come closer together. The Alpine Cottage is a quality place where this can happen.

Why Clyde Morgan chose Glacier Park

Melissa lived in this area for about 20 years and loves the mountain wilderness. Her favorite spot is Lake McDonald, by Apgar Village, a short drive from the retreat.

What makes this house unique

Whether you're looking for an unforgettable family reunion, or a delightful vacation for a smaller group, we have the place for you.


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Glacier National Park Wilderness Retreat (Mountain Cleft)
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful unexpected elegance

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage with our three year old twins and had an excellent time. The girls loved the little sleeping nooks. It was comfortable, elegant, and well stocked. Just lovely with perfect access to everything worth seeing and doing in the valley. It would be perfect for either a romantic getaway or a family like ours. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Celina, Ohio

A great place for a large family

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Just 10 minutes to West Entrance to Glacier National Park. Located right in the heart of the Flathead National Forrest. It is the perfect get-a-way. We loved it. Everyone was so gracious and we loved Clyde and Melissa. Hope to come back soon

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irvine, CA

Stunning Mountain Retreet

  • 5 of 5

When I arrived, the scenery took my breath away!!! So beautiful, it was if God had tucked a 20 acre parcel of heaven right here in the woods.

Picture majestic mountains, summer meadows full of wildflowers, tall timbers reaching toward a bright, blue sky..........chubby little bumble bees among the lavender, sweet orange and yellow butterflies dancing in the summer warmth. We haven't even gone inside yet!!!

What a wonderful place for a group, couple or if you just need to spend some time alone.

The interior was warm, inviting and very nicely appointed. The sheets were soft, the down comforters warm and the bathrobes snuggly!!! Floor-to-Ceiling windows make the space perfectly light & bright and can coax you into an unexpected nap before you know it!!!

When was the last time you enjoyed a large family breakfast or dinner around an enormous table with filled with family, friends, love, joy and laughter??? It reminds you to slow down and enjoy the truly important things in life.

Of all the rentals I've enjoyed over the years this one was the most impressive, the owners are caring, wonderful people who've shared their sense of taste and style in this lovely mountain retreat. Every detail has been considered for the guests comfort and enjoyment!!!

I look forward to the next visit with great anticipation!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying. We're very glad you had a great time, and hope you'll return.
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Nashville, Tennessee

Catherine Vollmer

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time! The scenery was magnificent! The lodge was very comfortable. We wish we could've stayed longer. It will defiantly be in future travel plans. It was a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casper, WY

A Nice Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The cottage suited our family of four very nicely. The location and amenities were fantastic. It was the simplest and smoothest VRBO transaction I've ever experienced, which was refreshing. I will caution that you're only separated from the main house by some locked interior doors and, depending on your neighbors, it might be noisy at times. We didn't mind the noise, but our kids did have a hard time sleeping in the loft because we couldn't block the light from the skylights. Other than that, the place was great and I'd stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome to return any time. Actually, this comment refers to our Alpine Cottage (451633). There are shades for the windows in the loft, but I'm sorry that perhaps you didn't see them. We'll have to make sure to point them out.
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Salt Lake City, Utah

A great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at the Mountain Cleft Retreat. It was wonderful. The main purpose was to spend time with family and the retreat came through. There was a lot of rain in the park during our late June week, so it was nice to have a place to get together out of the weather.

There is a large bunk room downstairs that the children enjoyed. The upstairs living room was more plush for the grown-ups. The dining room was big enough for all of us (7 kids, some with spouses and grandkids). The books were great.

The owners were very kind and easy to work with. I was pleased with our selection.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Glacier International Airport (Kalispell)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Glacier View Golf Club (near West Glacier)
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak Station at West Glacier
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Several in Columbia Falls
Car: necessary

Mountain Cleft Retreat is surrounded by national forest. Wildlife is abundant, especially in the Spring. Two forks of the Flathead River merge nearby where you can find a locally favorite fishing spot. Glacier National Park property is about 3/4 of a mile away as the crow flies. The West Entrance to the park is just 8 miles by road.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Columbia Falls, Glacier Park

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £191
Property Damage Protection £60
Tax Rate 7.0%

If you wish to charge your stay using American Express, please contact the owner directly.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Glacier Park in Montana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Alpine Old World Suite Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , This ensuite bath is with the Alpine Old World Suite bedroom
    Great Room Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Lower Level Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Four additional bathrooms are in Alpine Cottage (Listing 451633) and Glacier Chalet (Listing 451634).
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Alpine Old World Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has ensuite luxury bath with 2 person whirlpool tub
    Queen Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Queen Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Queen Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Red Room - 2 Bunk Bed , Two sets of bunk beds and large floor space
    Upper Level Loft - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Semi-private with queen sofabed
    Lower Level Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sofabed
  • King size beds (1) The Old World Suite has a King bed., Queen size Beds (3) Three bedrooms have queen beds., Baby Cribs (1) We have 1 crib which can be used in most bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Loft has a queen sofabed. Den has queen sofabed., Bunk Beds (2) A large bedroom with two sets of bunkbeds for a maximum of four single beds. (4 additional bedrooms are in Alpine Cottage [Listing 451633] and Glacier Chalet [Listing 451634]).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The retreat has a business center equipped with wireless internet access, and a color printer/scanner/copier. Robes, slippers, down comforters, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, water bottles, Montana reading materials, board games, and seasonal editions of 'Flathead Living' magazine. Down near the 'barn' (consult the facilities diagram in the photos section) you will find a campfire area with supplied wood. It's a great place to gather the family or to enjoy some quiet time watching the flames jump and listen to the fire crackle.

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